Networking manufacturer Emulex Corp. has announced general availability of its second-generation LightPulse 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). The LPe16000B series of 16GFC HBAs offer PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 support to complement the latest high performance Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family-based server platforms and BlockGuard data integrity offload for enhanced data protection.
“16GFC products are ramping faster than expected, and adoption is being driven by greater virtual machine densities, solid state disks (SSDs), and next generation PCIe 3.0 capable servers,” says Shaun Walsh, Emulex’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate development.
Key features and benefits of the new Emulex LPe16000B series of 16GFC adapters include:
- Performance - Emulex LPe16000B HBAs deliver over 1.2 million IOPS on a single port, providing more than six times the IOPS, four times the power efficiency and over twice the data throughput of 8GFC HBAs.
- PCIe 3.0 Support - The LPe16000B HBAs support PCIe 3.0, which provides a faster I/O bus, more PCIe lanes, and increased I/O bandwidth.
- BlockGuard Data Protection - Emulex 16GFC HBAs include exclusive BlockGuard technology, which supports the T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) standard, providing enhanced data protection against silent data corruption.
- Time-Saving I/O Management - With a single driver model, the Emulex 16GFC HBAs can be controlled, configured, and managed from a single console using Emulex OneCommand Manager, enabling enterprise scalability with time-saving features.
“The dramatic increase in the data-flow through datacenters is driving the need for PCIe 3.0 technology,” says Jim Pappas, Intel’s director of technology initiatives. “PCIe 3.0 capable products, such as Emulex’s LPe16000B HBAs, provide the increased I/O bandwidth required to match the performance capabilities of server platforms based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family.”
Emulex’s LPe16000B single and LPe16002B dual-port 16GFC HBAs will be available this quarter.